A poem about the difficulty of saying ‘no’

I’m left a wreck

on the shores of my yeses.

Boundaries broken.

Advantages taken.

Waves crash through

my common senses.

All those years

trying to please,

seeming contrite

but acidic with spite.

A simpering tongue

trips on a simple ‘no’.

A ‘yes’ is a syllable dumb.

A ‘no’ is a far harder blow.

For punishment comes

with the N and the O.

Survival means faking

a shiny tableau.

2 thoughts on “A poem about the difficulty of saying ‘no’

  1. Saying ‘No’ requires a lot of courage and self-respect. It certainly is difficult to learn but always an invaluable investment of our efforts.
    Chin up =)

    • Thanks for stopping by to comment on my blog. Saying no could save a lot of people a lot of time and angst, but it is one of the hardest things to do. Worth it for one’s sense of self, thought.

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